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DeGroot Organizes Workshop on Sustainable Adaptive Gradients in the Coastal Environment

Dr. Don DeGroot

Professor DeGroot is traveling to Boston, MA where he and his co-PIs on the US National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network Project (RCN) "Sustainable Adaptive Gradients in the Coastal Environment (SAGE): Reconceptualizing the Role of Infrastructure in Resilience" are organizing a two day workshop that is bringing together a network of U.S., and Caribbean engineers, geoscientists, ecologists, social scientists, planners and policy makers.

The theme of the workshop is "Adaptive Gradients in the Coastal Environment," and its goal is to develop and promote a robust interdisciplinary analytic framework for the wide range of possible infrastructure responses to coastal hazards across a range, or gradient, of urban to rural areas. These outcomes will provide policy-makers a clearer selection criteria for location-appropriate and climate-adapted sustainable coastal infrastructure policy.